The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) commemorated the United Nations International Peacekeepers Day in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.
The United Nations congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his election, noting that South Africa is playing a leading role in the work of the UN and in the support of multilateralism.
French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight raid in which two soldiers died, authorities announced Friday.
The South African National Defence Force has rescued over 500 people in Beira, Mozambique.
Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last Friday, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe.
A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 350 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates Thursday.
National Armed Forces Day was celebrated at Bloubergstrand in Cape Town on Thursday.
The commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi in the English Channel in 1917 in which more than 600 South African soldiers perished will form part of the activities of the SANDF’s Armed Forces Day in Cape Town on Thursday.
South Africans across the country have commemorated the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the Great War on the 11 of November 1918.
A two-day African security forum was set to open in Dakar on Monday amid concerns about funding for a much-trumpeted initiative to bind five Sahel countries into an anti-terror force.